We'll introduce top 6 literally free screen recorders that neither limit time of recording, nor put watermark on your video. If you need to record gameplay, tutorial or presentation, check these out:
Quicktime: in your mac's launchpad
No. 6 Ezvid Video Maker
Pros: Ezvid lets you record at 0 cost, and no watermark. It’s pretty easy to use and capable to record webcam and audio. The biggest highlight of this software is on-screen drawing, which you can use to highlight details on your screen pretty conveniently. When you finish recording, you can upload the video to Youtube with 1 click.
Cons: Some of the downsides are you can’t record for more than 45 minutes, and limited editing features do not let you edit sound like mute, detach or denoise. and it only works on Windows. Additionally when you finish recording uploading to Youtube is the only option, you can’t save it as a video file. So if you just need to record the screen and upload it to Youtube at ease, Ezvide is a good choice.
Pros: Monosnap doesn’t limit your recording time. It also comes with on-screen drawing, and you can export the video in Mp4 or easily upload to web. Moreover, there’s a snapshot feature which enables annotation, so you can use it as a screen capture tool as well.
Cons: You can’t record full screen because of the black border that covers some space on your screen Besides, it’s lack of editing features. So, if you just need to record a certain area without editing the video, consider Monosnap.
Pros: Camstudio is another famous free screen recorder on Windows. It has really simple interface, and record screen, webcam and audio in decent quality.
Cons: Camstudio doesn’t have editing tools, or customizable recording options. And you can only export in .swf and .avi, not widely used MP4. In addition, it eats up your CPU so your computer will be somehow slowed down during screen casting. If video quality is your priority and you don’t need editing, Camstudio is recommended.
No. 3 Quicktime
Pros: If you use a Mac, you have a video player as well as a screen recorder called Quicktime right in your launch pad. It’s absolutely free and pretty easy to use with some simple editing options. A distinguished feature is that you can record iOS device like iphone or ipad with it.
Cons: Quicktime can’t record system audio, unless you use some 3rd party tools. And the exported video files are in huge size.
No. 2 Filmora
Pros: If you record screen in Filmora, it’s completely free, no time limit and no watermark. The pros are, you have the choice to record full screen, a certain area, or even target window of a program. In addition, there’re numerous great options like setting FPS from 12 up to 30, automatic stopping after a period of time you set and 4 colors of mouse click effect. The video will be saved as Mp4 format. And most importantly, there’re powerful editing features, countless fancy templates, effects and lifelong free upgrades available for paid users. If you’re not willing to pay 60 bucks for the license, you can also export the screencast from Filmora and edit in another video editor. (free download: https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editor/?utm_source=filmora_seo_channel&utm_medium=annotations&utm_campaign=screen_6freescreen )
Con: You can’t record screen and webcam simultaneously. But they are working on it, and soon, this feature will be updated and you can record game in good quality as well.
No.1 Open Broadcast Software or OBS
Pros: the well-known OBS is too powerful to be a free recorder. You can use this software on windows, mac and even Linux. Since the fps can be set up to 60, you can record the video with awesome visual and audio quality. Also, you can record multiple sources at same time. And if you are a hardcore gamer, you can even stream with it. The video can be exported in flv or mp4 and size is quite small.
Cons: OBS doesn’t come with many editing features, and it’s not easy to use. You need patience and learning curve to get the best out of it.